Miscellaneous Moffat County, Colorado Obituaries


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Frank O. Daley
Frank O. Daley died July 1, 1998, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, Colo. He was 60.
Daley was born to Frank M. and Edith (Campbell) May 16, 1998, in Gilman, Colo.
Daley spent his childhood in Cedaredge and Delta, Colo.
Daley was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He married Audrey A. Rogers Jan. 8, 1995, in Roundup, Mont.
Before moving to Craig in 1978, he had previously lived in Hayden, Montrose, Palisade, Colbran, Sapinero, Silverthorne and Durango, Colo.
Daley worked in the construction of power plants, tunnels and dams prior to working for Trapper Mine. His hobby was ranching.
Daley is survived by his son, Douglas (Diana) Daley of Craig; daughter, Della (Eric) Cousins of Korea; mother, Edith Wells of Fruita, Colo.; brother, George Daley, of Durango, Colo.; and sisters, Janice Tune of Durango, Mary Watson of Hernando Beach, Fla. and Ruth Fletcher of Gunnison, Colo.
He is also survived by a granddaughter, Daria Daley, of Craig.
Services were held at 11 a.m. July 8, 1998, at the Church of God in Craig. 
Clifford Thompson officiated the service.
Organist and soloist was Vera Thompson. Selections were "Amazing Grace" and "He Washed My Eyes With Tears."
Honorary pallbearers were William Nicholson, Billy Nicholson, Bill Skowronski, Rob Dilldine, Larry Haggerty and Larry Allen Haggerty
Cremation was prior to the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice in care of Grant Mortuary.

Frank O. Daley
Frank O. Daley died July 1, 1998, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, Colo. He was 60.
Daley was born to Frank M. and Edity (Campbell) May 16, 1938, in Gilman, Colo.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He married Audrey A. Rogers Jan. 8 1959.
Daley is survived by his wife, Audrey A. Daley; a granddaughter, Daria Daley, of Craig and step-grandchildren, Amanda and Duncan Barnes.

Grace E. Lepak
Grace E. Lepak of Craig, Colo., died July 10, 1998, at Valley View Manor in Craig, Colo. She was 55.
Lepak was born to William G. and Grace (Hubbard) Booco May 20, 1943, in Oak Creek, Colo. She spent her childhood in Hayden, Colo.
Lepak lived in Battle Ground, Wash., for 22 years and Denver 10 years. She became a resident of Craig in June 1998.
Her occupation was an electronics assembler. 
She enjoyed crafts, woodworking and printing.
Lepak is survived by her son, Abraham Lee "Abe" Lepak II of Battle Ground, Wash.; daughter, Desiree Irene Booco of Portland, Ore.; brothers, Duke Booco of Whitewater, Colo., and step-brother, Jim Zubal, of Price, Utah.; and sister, Iris Doolin, of Craig.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Final disposition was cremation.

Helen Medvesk
Helen Medvesk died July 1, 1998, at Routt Memorial Hospital in Steamboat Springs, Colo. She was 71.
Medvesk was born to Joseph and Lucy (Arnoldi) Canetti March 17, 1927, in Ideal, Colo.
She spent her childhood in Milner, Colo., and Steamboat Springs.
Medvesk married Carl L. Medvesk Nov. 24, 1950, in Steamboat Springs.
She lived in Oak Creek, Colo., Yukia and Garberville, Calif., before moving to Hayden, Colo., 38 years ago.
Her occupation was a waitress and housewife.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary and the Mission of Grace Church.
Medvesk enjoyed fishing, gardening, embroidery and cooking.
Medvesk is survived by her husband, Carl Medvesk of Hayden; son, Gary (Joan) Medvesk of Hayden; daughter, Barbara (Joe) Salazar of Hayden; brother, John Canetti of Grand Junction, Colo.; sisters, Edith Jean of Lake Isabella, Calif., Clara Yandell of Hutchins, Texas, and Rose Petty of Utah.
She is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Medvesk was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Joe.
Services were held at 1 p.m. July 5, 1998, at the Hayden Congregational Church. Bill Iammatteo-Code officiated the service. Pianist was Todd Sargent, flutist was Kimmi Medvesk and soloist was Loretta Earle. Selections were "Shall We Gather At The River" and "Red River Valley."
Honorary pallbearers were Joey Salazar, Tobby Salazar, Levi Salazar and Graig Medvesk.
Memorial donations can be made to West Routt Housing, in care of Grant Mortuary.

Shirley Thomas 
Shirley Thomas of Craig Colo., died July 4, 1998, at her home in Craig, Colo. She was 62. 
Thomas was born to Ira and Louise (Smith) Barnhart Aug. 1, 1935, northeast of Burlington, Colo. 
Shirley attended grade school at Happy Hollow country School, attended Burlington High school, graduating in 1953. She attended flight school in Omaha, Neb. 
Thomas married Delbert Linthicum in 1954. This marriage ended in a divorce. She lived in Nebraska, California, Arizona, Wray and Burlington, Colo. 
She married Bill Thomas in 1972, in Thornton, Colo., and moved to Burlington, Colo. 
They operated a cafe in Kremmling, and later moved to Craig to start an upholstering business. She managed the Travelodge Motel in Laramie, Wyo., a short time before returning to her upholstering business in Craig.
She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, hunting, fishing and camping.
Thomas is survived by daughters, Debra Linthicum of Steamboat Springs, Colo., Barbara Moss and Valerie Stark, both of Craig; son, Randy Linthicum; grandchildren, Billy and Levi Moss and Tara Davis, all of Craig; mother, Louise Barnhart of Burlington; sisters, Eva Cousins of Laramie, Wyo., and Charlotte Osborn of Brush, Colo; brothers, Delvin Barnhart of Burlington and Rodney Barnhart, of Wiggins, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; father, Ira Barnhart; and brother, Denzel Barnhart.
A private memorial service was July 9, 1998, in Craig at the Calvary Baptist Church, with Al Cashion officating.
A memorial fund has been set up with Valerie Stark, at 615 Riford Road, Apt No. 5F, Craig, CO 81625.

Sonnie Rector
Sonnie Rector died Monday, July 20, 1998, at her residence in Craig.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 27 in the Rangely Cemetery.
Rector is survived by two sons, Bill Hammer and Ike Slaugh; two sisters, Oleta Ruckman of Craig and Helen Wild of Portland, Ore.

Irene (Sawyer) Beach Carr
1905 - 1998
Irene (Sawyer) Beach Carr, formerly of Snake River, died July 10, 1998, at the Wallbridge Wing of the Pioneer Hospital in Meeker, Colo. She was 93, 
Irene was born to Edward M. Sawyer and Alice (Leonard) Sawyer June 6, 1905, in a sod shanty near Scottsbluff, Neb. She was the second of 12 children. 
In 1922, she married Ray Beach, and lived and worked in various places across Wyoming and Nebraska. The couple had five children; LeRoy Beach, Cliff Beach, Pat (Beach) Herold, Don Beach, and Jane (Beach) Dunckley. The couple was later divorced. 
On Sept. 5, 1939, she married Lester Carr, and moved to Baggs. The couple had two children, Carol (Carr) Orchard, and Deenie (Carr) Orchard. 
In December of 1942 they moved to the Gooldy Ranch above Savery, Wyo., where they remained for 23 years. 
In 1965, they moved to the Thomas place, east of Savery, where they spent many years. They later moved to the Oberwager place north of Baggs. 
Carr's husband died in 1983. Carr lived in Baggs until 1991, when she entered the nursing home in Meeker, Colo. 
Carr was a unique person with so many varied interests and talents that it is impossible to list them all. She was a mother and a teacher. She was an avid outdoors person. She loved hunting, fishing, growing flowers and gardens, working in the hayfield, milking cows, and even trapping and skinning beaver. Her greatest love was horseback riding after a bunch of cows. 
She loved birds and could identify almost all of them. Carr also spent many hours making quilts and braided rugs. 
Carr started the 4-H Club on Snake River, and was the only leader for several years. She worked for many years to build the Savery Savers 4-H club to what it is today. 
Irene is survived by her son, Don (Lilly) Beach, of California; daughters, Jane Dunckley (Dick) of Nevada; Carol Orchard (Chuck), of Baggs, Wyo.; Deenie Orchard (Bob) of Baggs; daughters-in-law, Florence Beach Gentemaml of Oregon; Rosemary Beach of Colorado; sisters, Elaine of Utah, Gladine and Billy of Worland; brother, Bob of Worland; 31 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by husbands, Ray Beach and Lester Carr; sons, LeRoy Beach and Cliff Beach, and daughter Pat (Beach); Herold and husband Joe; and four grandchildren. 
Services were held at 2 p.m. July 17, 1998, at the Little Snake River School in Baggs.
Dick Dunckley officiated the service with Connie Spicer as pianist and Jake Fleming as soloist with selections of "Rock Of Ages," "Old Rugged Cross" and "These Are My Mountains."
Pallbearers were Rod Orchard, Bob Dunckley, Bill Orchard, Rich Dunckley, Mark Orchard and Wayne Goodnow.
Honorary pallbearers were Chuck Orchard, Bob Orchard, Con Beach and Dick Dunckley.
Interment was at the Reader Cemetery in Baggs.
Contributions may be made to the Senior Center in Baggs, or to the Savery Savers 4-H Club. 

Ronald Lee Gelvin
1947 - 1998
Ronald Lee Gelvin, formerly of Craig, Colo., died July 17, 1998, in Myrtle Point, Ore. He was 51.
He was born Nov. 17, 1947.
Ronald was an avid outdoorsman, a funny storyteller and a great father.
He is survived by his wife, Colleen Gelvin, and her children of Myrtle Point; son, Tim Gelvin of Centralia, Wash.; and daughters, Jennifer (Israel) Holloway and Kourtney Gelvin of Craig.
He is also survived by two grandchildren, Gabriel and Kyrah.
Oceanside services will be held July 27, 1998.

Minnie Helen McPherson 
1916 - 1998
Minnie Helen McPherson of Rifle, Colo., died July 21, 1998, at Campbell Hospital in Weatherford, Texas.
She was born to John and Catherine Stocker April 15, 1916, in Truman, Minn. She was raised in Minnesota and later moved to San Diego, Calif.
McPherson married James Edgar McPherson Aug. 29, 1946, in San Diego. 
She had previously lived in Kremmling, Colo., and Craig, Colo., before moving to Rifle, Colo., in 1965.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, James Edgar McPherson; children, Glen McPherson of Green River, Wyo., Jeanne (Richard) Smith of Craig, Duane McPherson of Rifle, Janice (Grady) Lewis of Burleson, Texas, and Kathleen (Robert) Germain of Weatherford, Texas; sister, Sadie Prasser of San Diego; eleven grandchildren, Cheryl (Mike) Aguilera, Clint (Dorrie) McPherson, Kirk (Trisha) Smith, Darric Smith, Opie Smith, Ryan McPherson, Jamie McPherson, Philip McPherson, James Lewis, Rebecca Lewis and Nicholas Germain; great-grandchildren, Joey Shawler, Alexis Aguilera and Keith Smith; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 2 p.m. July 25, 1998, at the First Assembly of God Church in Rifle.

Mable J. Rauch
1919 - 1998
Mable J. Rauch of Craig, Colo., died July 20, 1998, at Valley View Manor in Craig.
Rauch was born to James and Rosa (Lord) Paintin on March 9, 1919, in Morland, Kan., where she spent her childhood.
She married Alvin H. Rauch July 31, 1943, in Dodge City, Kan. They lived in WaKeeney, Kan., until they moved to Craig in 1957.
Rauch worked from her home and was a volunteer at the hospital for several years.
She enjoyed outdoor activities, walking, sewing and caring for others.
Rauch is survived by daughters, Doris (Frank) Sadvar and Shirley Bailey; sisters, Nellie (Jesse) Clark, Ruby Hildebrand and Grace Derman; sister-in-law, Delores Paintin; grandchildren, Frank A. Sadvar, Michelle M. Kent, Lori C. (Mike) Rosendahl, Jennifer S. (Rob Dunn) Schreinert and Jay E. Mascarenas; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin H. Rauch; parents, James and Rosa Paintin; two brothers, David and William; and sister, Twila.
Services were held at 11 a.m. July 24, 1998, at Grant Mortuary in Craig.
Mark Gorham officiated the service with Anne Carr as organist and Wanda Brown as soloist. Selections were "Amazing Grace" and "In The Garden."
Pallbearers were Buck Rauch, Rob Dunn, Glen Cox, Mike Rosendahl, Gordon Jones and Jay E. Mascarenas.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery.

David L. Watson
1956 - 1998
David Watson of Craig, Colo., died July 18, 1998, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
Watson was born to David P. and Ethel Rose (Sims) Watson on June 11, 1956, in Germany and spent his childhood in Illinois.
Watson married Angie M. Wilson May 27, 1994, in Taylorville, Ill.
He lived in Craig for three years.
He worked as a bus driver and cement finisher.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool, darts and bowling.
Watson is survived by his wife, Angie Watson of Craig; grandmother, Leona Watson of Springfield, Ill.; father-in-law, and mother-in-law, Bill and Sharon Wilson of Craig; and several aunts and uncles. 
Services were held at 6:30 p.m. July 25, 1998, at Grant Mortuary in Craig.
J.D. Barnett officiated with Georgia Herod as soloist. Selections were "Old Rugged Cross" "Knock'n On Heavens Door" and "Have A Little Talk With Jesus."
Honorary pallbearers were Jesse Silos, Bill Wilson, Thomas Paz, Terry Massey, Norman LaRue, Jason Bradford, Daniel Silos, Dick St. Clair and Darren Bevel.
Services concluded at the mortuary.

Reynaldo Martinez
1923 - 1998
Reynaldo Martinez of Craig, Colo., died July 23, 1998, at his home in Craig at the age of 75.
Martinez was born to Amadeo A. and Sara (Gallegos) Martinez on Jan. 19, 1923, in Mora, N.M.
He has been a resident of Craig for 30 years.
He worked as a custodian for Mathers' Bar and Grill and as a sheep herder.
He was a member of St. Gertrude's Catholic Church in Mora.
Martinez is survived by his mother, Sara Martinez of Mora; sisters, Leonila (Chencho) Cordova of Denver, Teresa Del Nino Jesus of Guadalajara, Spain; brothers, Pedro I. and Jose G. Martinez of Mora and Jose Benito (Florinda) Martinez of Las Vegas, N.M.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Amadeo A. Martinez; brother, Esequiel Martinez; and sister Anna Lujan.
A rosary was held at 6:30 p.m. July 30, 1998, at St. Gertrude's Catholic Church in Mora. 
Services were held at 10 a.m. July 31, 1998, at the church officiated by Father Tien-Tri Nguyen.
Pallbearers were Nestor Martinez, Jose Benito Martinez, Jose Guillermo Martinez, Gabriel Cordova, Patrick Montoya and Jose Benito Lujan. 
Interment followed at the Mora Cemetery.

Emily W. Hamaker
1917 - 1998
Emily W. Hamaker, formerly of Craig, Colo., died Aug. 3, 1998, at the Routt Memorial Hospital in Steamboat Springs, Colo. She was 81.
Emily Hamaker was born to Alfred and Eleanore Watson June 24, 1917, in Preston, Idaho.
She married Gilbert Hamaker.
Hamaker was employed at the McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah before moving to Colorado.
Hamaker is survived by a daughter, Judy (Ray) Nelson of Odgen; sons, Dennis (Renee) Hamaker of Craig, Lee (Colleen) Hamaker of Jensen, Utah, and Tim Hamaker of Ogden; six grandchildren, Chance, Bobby, Jessica, Erin, Kevin and Stacy; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Packum and Merle Arnold of Layton, Utah, and brother Marion (Elva) Watson of Riverdale, Utah.
She was preceded in death by her husband and 12 sisters and brothers.
Services were held in Ogden. Interment was at the Ogden City Cemetery.

Dorothy Louise Redmon
Dorothy Louise Redmon of Grand Junction, Colo., died at her home Aug. 1, 1998. She was 90.
Redmon was born to Alexander and Lydia (Hazeltine) Gammill Oct. 14, 1907, in Olathe, Kan.
She moved to Routt County when she was 4 years old, lived in Hayden, Colo., Long Gulch, Colo., Craig, Colo., and in 1975 moved to Grand Junction.
She married Walter Mansfield June 4,1925, who died in September, 1972.
She married Leether Thomas Redmon Aug. 17, 1975, in Craig.
She was a member of the Craig Rebekah Lodge, VFW Auxiliary, Royal Neighbors, Elk's Does and belonged to the First Christian Church.
Redmon enjoyed dancing, crafts, people and her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband; sons, James C. (Ethel) Mansfield of Clifton, Ariz., Charles L. (Beth) Mansfield of Craig, Richard L. (Gladys) Mansfield of Craig and step-son, Don Redmon of Burlington, Colo.; daughter, Jerrie (Earl) Simpson of Craig; 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Marzella Bowden of Kingfisher, Olka., and Velma Helppie of Boise, Idaho; brothers, Carl Gammill (Joyce) and Lawrence Gammill of Golden, Colo.
Redmon was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Mansfield; sons, Clemen Dale, Jackie and Bill Mansfield; grandchildren, Janine Simpson, Terry Mansfield and Diana Lecompte; parents, Alexander and Lydia Gammill; sisters, Ester Bryan and Hazel Hamilton; and brother, Walter Gammill.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 6, 1998, at the First Christian Church in Craig.
Mervin Johnson officiated the service with organist Anne Carr and soloist Chaeli Mulholl with selections of "In The Garden," "Amazing Grace," "Take My Hand" and "Precious Lord."
Pallbearers were Allen Mansfield, Jamie Mansfield, Tony Mansfield, Lyle Reed, Dale Mansfield, Jack Mansfield, John Simpson and Mike White.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery with graveside services by the VFW Auxiliary.

Joseph A. "Sonny" Hammat Jr.
1930 - 1998
Joseph A. Hammat Jr. of Craig, Colo., died Aug. 15, 1998. He was 67 years old.
Hammat was born to Joseph A. Sr. and Allie Lea (Lippard) Hammat Aug. 26, 1930, in Lansing, Ohio.
He spent his childhood in Craig and later entered the U.S. Army and served six years during the Korean conflict.
He previously lived in Crowley, La., Florida, Mississippi, Texas and Wyoming.
Hammat married Joy J. Allen April 27, 1962, in Naturita, Colo.
He worked for Continental Oil Company for 19 years and as an operator for Moffat County Road and Bridge for 19 years. 
He was a former member of the Elks Club, enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, camping his grandkids and his two dogs, Tasha and Koko.
Hammat is survived by his wife, Joy, of Craig; daughters, Linda Gledhill of Craig, Lynn Stehle of Craig, Penny Hughes of Grand Junction, Colo., and Lorna (Bruce) Adams of Kremmling, Colo.; sister, Betty (Lee) Patton, of Craig and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by very special friends E. J. and Penny Bunk and Jane Henderson of Craig.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Catherine, and son, Jack Hammat.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Aug. 19, 1998, at Grant Mortuary with Richard Henderson officiating.
Anne Carr was organist. Musical selections were "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Jeanne Stalcar, Carol Buchanan, Mary Lynne James and Denise Whitney. "Shenandoah" by Denise Whitney and Jeanne Stalcar and "Danny Boy" by Jeanne Stalcar.
Pallbearers were Brian Bunk, Clifford Stehle, Aaron Ruybalid, Joey McPherson, Randy Norman and Jody McPherson.
Honorary pallbearers were Saed Tayara, Larry Hughes, Gary Garrett, Bobby Jo Gledhill, Duane Johnson and Lee Patton.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery. Graveside services were by the Veterans of Foriegn Wars (VFW) Post No. 4265.
Memorial donations may be made to the Toys for Tots or Interfaith Food Bank in care of Grant Mortuary.

Alyshia Lee King
1979 - 1998
Alyshia Lee King of Craig, Colo., was pronounced dead at The Memorial Hospital Aug. 17, 1998. She was 19 years old.
King was born to Brent and Sandra (Oakes) King April 20, 1979, in Jerome, Idaho.
She spent her childhood in Richfield, Idaho, moving to Craig six years ago. She was graduated from Moffat County High School in 1997 and was a cheerleader and played basketball.
She worked as a desk clerk for TravelLodge Motel and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
King is survived by mother Sandra and step-father Larry Mullen of Craig; brothers, Luke King, of Craig and step-brother, Shawn (Mika) Mullen, of Craig; sisters, Amber (Sean) Kane, of Craig, Tammy King of Haley, Idaho, step-sister, Elizabeth (Mark) Dietrich, of Craig and step-sister, Hope (Patrick) Pathkiller of Wayne, Okla.; grandmother, Iona (Roy) Miller, of Wendell, Idaho; boyfriend, Tony Grajeda, and his parents Shamra and Tony, and his sisters, Stephanie Grajeda and Andrea Steinhouse.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Aug. 22, 1998, at the First Christian Church officiated by Beryl Wright.
Organist was Anne Carr, with musical selections of "Tears In Heaven" "My Heart Will Go On" and "Have I Told You Lately."
Pallbearers were Luke King, Tony Grajeda, Sean Kane, Larry Mullen, Shawn Mullen and Troy Swainston. 
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery. 
emorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary.

Larry Dale Lanier
1934 - 1998
Larry Dale Lanier of Level Run Road, Hurt, died Aug. 16, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. 
Lanier was born to Dews and Fannie (Emerson) Lanier Sept. 4, 1934 in Pittsylvania County.
He was the husband of Betty (Keesee) Lanier. They raised Simmental cattle at their farm in Hurt.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, on the Board of Directors of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative since 1981, the former owner of Altavista Farm Service, and an employee of C.T. Farm and Country of Lynchburg. 
He attended St. John Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Lanier is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Kimberly Lanier Robbins, of Waynesboro; brothers, Dr. William J. Lanier, of Greensboro, NC, Sidney P. (Gaynelle) Lanier, and Carroll V. (Shirley) Lanier, all of Hurt, Ralph D. (Shirley) Lanier, of Craig, Colo., E. Paige (Marian) Lanier, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Fredrick B. (Barbara) Lanier, of Madison Heights; sisters, Doris L. (Paul) Cocke, Linda L. (Raymond) Rice, all of Hurt, Marian L. Brooks, of Scottsville and Nancy Lanier of Virginia Beach.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Leslie Jo Lanier.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Aug. 19, 1998 at St. John Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev., Latta Terry. Internment was at the Altavista Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Altavista Life Saving Crew or local churches of your choice.

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